Across the choppy winter waters in a faraway land called Williamsburg stands a stately building with sprawling views of Manhattan not attainable in Manhattan itself. Balconies adorn each and every room and cocktails are served atop a sky-high roof deck, and as any seasoned staycationer knows, the two together are a recipe for natural light goals worthy of one’s wildest selfie dreams. While we still have the sun on our side, let’s dive into this brilliant Brooklyn frolic, shall we?
THE SPOT: The William Vale | 111 N 12th Street, Brooklyn
THE STATS: 183 rooms, balconies aplenty, views on views, seasonal pool, a 22nd-floor rooftop bar, killer concierge service, dining by Andrew Carmellini, and an entire park
PERFECT FOR: An outer-borough escape within arm’s reach
Perched upon their sky-high lookout, THE STAYCATIONERS kept things pamper-worthy with the help of the squad from MLE Studio and NARS before channeling their inner #babesinbathrobes for the camera. Read, set, staycay.
What’s a staycation without a little top shelf booze? 50/50 Elyx martinis all around.
Photo pit stop en route to 22.
Going up: THE STAYCATIONERS’ apéritif awaits. Westlight is the crown jewel of Williamsburg’s aerial dining and drinking scene, on the 22nd floor and serving up a selection of mean cocktails and panoramic scenery that’ll have any staycationer draining his or her phone battery as quickly as his or her glass.
We told you there’d be views.
Keep up with THE STAYCATIONERS as they take over new hotels in new cities each month. This round made possible by The William Vale, Absolut Elyx, MLE Studio, NARS, Nikki Chasin, KIMEM, and Loup.
Beauty looks made possible by Emily Heath Rudman & co:
Special thanks to the otherworldly beauty Nicole Loher, our guest staycationer for the evening.
Photography by Daniel Racz for THE STAYCATIONERS.